(1922-26) Stage: Appeared in "Shuffle Along" on Broadway.
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I have never tried to pass for white and never had any desire. I am proud of my race. In Imitation of Life
(1934), I was showing how a girl might feel under the circumstances but I am not showing how I felt. I was slightly uncomfortable while making the scene where I stood before the mirror asking, "Am I not white?" No person who strives to be the least bit intelligent should allow a thing like ...
First husband was Lawrence Brown, a trombonist in the Duke Ellington Orchestra
. Following their divorce in 1951 she married Connecticut dentist Hugh Anthony Bell, and retired. She worked at the Stamford branch of Bloomingdale's from 1954 to 1980.
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